Arts » Arts Stories & Interviews

Pick of the Day: Shut Up and Play the Hits


Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace’s Shut Up and Play the Hits was designed to make audiences feel like one of the lucky 20,000 who witnessed firsthand LCD Soundsystem’s sold-out farewell concert, an epic ending that puzzled the exploding fanbase of a band at the apex of its fame. Likened to Martin Scorsese’s The Last Waltz (surrounding The Band’s final concert), the documentary evidences the emotional connection many a music lover felt with James Murphy’s cerebral brand of danceable indie-rock but also gets into the frontman’s psyche via engaging questions posed by writer Chuck Klosterman. At its Sundance premiere, The Village Voice described SUAPTH as “a mash-up of cinema and journalism.” And at SXSW, Rolling Stone noted that audience members “took to the aisles during live numbers” and “burst into applause after songs.” $7-$9.50; 7pm Wed, Aug 8; Santikos Bijou, 4522 Fredericksburg, (210) 734-4552, Check out our full online calendar of upcoming events here:

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.